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Tellus III - Geology

Practical geoscience with lab and field assignments. Topics covered includes the identification of minerals and rocks, the description and identification of rocks and geological structures in the field, and geological mapping.

Photo: Alasdair Skelton
Photo: Alasdair Skelton

The course is intended for students who have completed Tellus I and Tellus II.

Course period Spring 2023: Period 2 (21 March–1 May)

Excursion date: Utö and at the High Coast from May 11 to 19, 2023.

For more information see

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Marshak, S., 2014 or 2015
    Earth: Portrait of a Planet – 5th or 6th ed.
    International Student Edition
    W.W. Norton & Co Inc
    ISBN-10: 0-393-11826-6, 039393750X
    ISBN-13: 978-0-393-11826-1, 9780393937503

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